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.5 billion in penalties. regulators in the u.s., u.k. and sorts when charged ubs and manipulating a key interest rate known as libor. >> his was person -- pervasive manipulation of global benchmark interest rates by dozens of staff across three continents. and the heavy fine reflects the regulator's concerns. the ubs chief executives said those of all but the extent of the fraud and bribes maybe revealed by further criminal investigations. in just one instance revealed by the u.k. financial services authority, ubs made corrupt payments of around $24,000 a quarter for 18 months to brokers to thank them for helping them manipulate the global industry. libor is used to price more than $350 trillion of contracts around the world. potential losers include pension funds, insurance companies, and individuals. more than a dozen banks have been caught up in an international inquiry and there are more cases to come. >> i would imagine there are probably more skeletons in the covered, and that really think that some point policy makers and regulators need to start focusing on the fact that we will
in u.s. history. president obama defeated mitt romney forcing the republicans to reconsider their policies among others returning women and immigrants. while the major party presidential candidate did not take on fossil fuel, climate change in any of their debates, it was a year of extrem e weathr from melting of the arctic to superstorm sandy to the massive typhoon in the philippines. 2012 will also be remembered for a series of mass shootings from aurora, arata, to the sikh temple, to be shooting in newtown, conn.. the case around trayvon martin sparked national protest after officials refused to arrest george zimmerman. president obama continues his secret drone wars. we spend the hour looking back at the moment and movements that shaped 2012. >> democratic congresswoman gabrielle giffords has announced she will step down this week. she was shot in the head last year in a shooting spree that left six people dead in tucson. >> thank you for your prayers and for giving me the time to recover. i have more work to do on my recovery, so i will do what is best for arizona. i wi
was revealed. he admitted his crime, they say. u.s. interests in p'yongyang. they say legal actions are being taken against him in line with criminal procedure law of the dprk. a little over a week ago, a u.s. korean men was in custody. he is said to be the operator of a tour company based in beijing that specializes in tours to north korea, and the u.s. state department said they were aware of these reports and that the welfare of their citizens with their chief concern. in 2009, there were two instances of khas u.s. citizens been jailed in north korea, the first in march, accused of trying to cross illegally into the border. later a christian activist was jailed and eventually released after repenting. the two earlier detainees were released after bill clinton who visited hong yang. -- visited p'yongyang. >> britain has paid money to iraqis who say they were illegally obtained -- rick detained and tortured by british troops. over into the following the 2003 invasion. most of those were male civilians who said they were beaten, deprived of sleep, and threatened before being interrogated. bri
in afghanistan. the u.s. contractor is killed. plus -- india's prime minister appeals for calm after a second day of violent street protests. plus, bringing life to the desert. qatar brings ca hopes for those struggling to grow their own food. syria's president bashar al- assad says his government will do whatever it can to end the crisis in syria. his comments on state tv followed a meeting of the u.n. peace envoy to syria lakdar brahimi. he also says he is cooperating with lakdar brahimi, who is on a two-day visit. it coincides with a missile strike. scores of civilians killed in the attack. in the northern city of aleppo rebel fighters say they captured a military base. russia's foreign minister says he received guarantees from president assad he will not use chemical weapons against rebels. >> i met president assad and we exchanged views on the next steps that can be taken to move forward. the president spoke of his viewpoint and i told of what i gathered from my many meetings i of that indifference cities and with various officials in the region and outside the region. we also discussed the
the region. a female afghan police officer has shot dead a u.s. contractor. the killing is thought to be the first insider attack by a female. there are attack happened inside kabul's central police station. a policewoman named nargis shot the advisor. it will concern nato officials. although there is still only a small proportion of the country's 350,000 security forces that are gradually taking over security from nato. >> if the united states and afghanistan slows down its training efforts, its joint training capabilities and capacity building up security forces then both the afghan government and the united states will be doing exactly what the enemies want. >> there has been some progress in peace efforts to the afghan government and the taliban. last month negotiators secured pakistan's coop trying help with the process. representatives of the taliban, the afghan government met face-to-face. president karzai announced plans for an office in qatar. karzai heads to the united states next month to discuss the u.s. presence here through 2014 and beyond. others will withdraw their
on the provincial capital. meanwhile, rate continues to be a major issue for the u.s. military. the number of sexual assaults reported at military academies has increased by nearly 25% this year amid signs many victims are remaining silent. a military report says the number of assaults at the country's three military academies jumped from 65 last year to 80 in 2012. but nearly half those attacks involved victims who sought confidential resources such as medical care and did not prompt an investigation. more than half of women at u.s. military academies have been sexually harassed while 12% say they experienced unwanted sexual contact according to an anonymous military survey. a new report says four israeli attacks launched on journalists and media facilities are in the bombardment of gaza last month violated the laws of war by targeting civilians and civilian objects. human rights watch issued the findings thursday on the attacks that killed two palestinian camera people, wounded at least 10 media workers, and damaged four media offices. one strike also killed a 2-year- old boy who lived across from
that this massacre means it's finally time to change. al-jazeera, newton, connecticut. >> the u.s. has been reluctant to oppose restrictions compared to other countries. last year, killing 77 people in norway, a country with far tighter regulations and they have since tightened their terror laws and finland had made a choir to acquire handguns. in 1996, a mass shooting in tasmania left 35 people did. they have not seen a big decline in gun related deaths. that same year, a massacre in scotland leaving 17 people dead. it led to laws which effectively make it illegal to own a handgun in the united kingdom. guy smith is a gun owner and civil libertarian. he says the right to bear arms in the u.s. is a constitutional right. >> it is somewhat of a misnomer that we have a gun culture. we have a freedom culture. we live our lives based on the premise that what you do as an individual is not negligently harming someone else and you should be free to do it. we also learned early on in our history how governments disarm certain minorities and thus were able to terrorize them. week, the people, through our cons
: i agree with him. amy goodman: that the u.s. is the greatest purveyor of violence. rep. john lewis: we have more- we spend hundreds and thousand, millions and billions of dollars on weaponry. we're supplying the world. we sell arms to everybody. dr. king was saying that we have to put an end to this madness. he was influenced by gandhi, and gandhi said it's nonviolence or nonexistence. dr. king went on to say, "we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters, or we will perish as fools." he was saying, in effect, that we have enough bombs and missiles and guns to destroy the planet. he said it then, and it's still true today. amy goodman: at the time, time magazine called the speech "demagogic slander that sounded like a script for radio hanoi." that's the dr. king 1967 speech against the war in vietnam. the washington post declared king had, quote, "diminished his usefulness to his cause, his country, his people." rep. john lewis: i think it's so unfortunate that publications like time magazine, washington post - if they had to rewrite those articles today, it would be a di
and americans between canada and the u.s., we share lots of waterways and water basins and rivers and lakes. so these changes will be catastrophic to those waterways and affect people on both sides of the border. we were trying not to just in power for stations committees about the violations to our treaty rights, but also the devastating impact on canadians and americans about clean drinking water. >> i want to turn to the parliamentary secretary to the minister of aboriginal affairs in canada, greg rickford. he told global toronto that the government is willing to engage in more dialog between first nations of the canadian government. >> i anders and the dynamic of that demand. we want to be sure never since we're working -- singing from the same songbook. >> pamela palmater, your response? >> it is just more of the status quo. from very early times when negotiated nation and nation based tree relationships, and canadian officials ever since have decided to make laws and policies and direct our committed these without any consent on our part. this is just more of these same. he does not addre
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